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for a national election and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was the worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1,000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyens were evacuated or displayed from their homes. 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy may have damaged our homes and our infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have comes together as never before across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages, and races, and backgrounds. from all parts of our state. even from out of state. everyone has come together. so today, let me start this address with a set of thank yous from me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency management experts from around this state who prepared us for this storm and kept us safe in its aftermath. i want to thank the members of this legislature for their cooperation in answering sandy's challenges and for be
,000 families still blessed -- displaced from their homes and perkin sandy hit the east coast. his remarks are next on c-span. on this morning's [video clip] journal we will talk about the winter season. new jersey governor chris christie delivered his third annual state of the state address today in trenton where he focused on hurricane center recovery efforts. last week, congress approved $9.7 billion of flood insurance aid. they are expected to vote on additional $51 billion package on january 15. this is from the state house in trenton [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] thank you. thank you very much. [applause] thank you very much. thank you. [applause] thank you. thank you all very much. thank you. thank you all very much. >> lieutenant governor guadagno, madam speaker, mr. president, members of the legislature, fellow new jerseyans, since george washington delivered the first state of the union in new york on this day in 1790, it has been the tradition of executive leaders to report on the condition of the nation and state at the beginning o
to be the safest school in america. >> back to class. the students of sandy hook elementary return to school this morning, but it won't be the one they remember. >> fresh faces, same problems. members of the new congress take their oath of office hours from now. and speaker boehner finds out if he keeps his leadership job. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> and political war. new jersey's tough-talking governor explodes at the leaders of his own party. good morning to you. welcome to "early start," thanks for being with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> newtown, connecticut this morning, backpacks are being filled with books, tiny teeth are being brushed, and the students of sandy hook elementary school are preparing to return to class for the first time since a gunman took 20 of their friends and their innocence as well. debra feyerick is near the new sandy hook school. it's in monroe, connecticut. hour is everybody faring there? >> you know, it's a very tough day. you know, people are ready. they're as ready as they'
the safest school in america. students from sandy hook elementary head back to class today. >> definitely -- definitely been like a brother to me you know. he's been bigger than football between me andly. >> he's been figger than football for the city. -- bigger than football for the city. ray lewis comes out on the field and dances possibly for the last time. he will play his final home game this weekend. that's a story you are reacting to. thank you for joining us on this thursday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. the weather is painfully cold out there. >> lets see today and also lynette at some point we have to look ahead to sunday to see how the playoff game is going to be. >> exact lym going to hold you in suspense for the game but right now? it's very cold. that temperature coming in at 21 degrees and i'm saying we are in the deep freeze this morning. you definitely need to dress accordingly. dew point 14 in hereford right now and we have very dry air. also in ellicott city the temperature coming in at 24 degrees and our last stop this morning i
newtoww youth players came out for the clinic. 3 &pafter the tragedy at sandy hook eeementary school... new efforts are underway to protect children across the country. in oklahoma shoootng simuultion. everything from sweeping classrooms to neutralizing a threat was being rehearsed. "ttat's whaa we try tooget out of this training, aalevel of realism and what decisionn they'll make if and when they get the all." call." henryetta 55-hundred....with only 12 police officers. the nearest back-up is hours away. so they ssy traiiing for sittations ike these are a must. since the tragic schooo shooting in newtown connecticut,,there are calls for stricter guns laws. but do hey work? ///crime and justice reporter joy lepola is here now with new information from the fbii... ...that might impact the debate much of thh focus of new calls for stricter gun control has focused on assault rifless like the ar-15 used by adam adults in ewtown connecticut. but statistics ccmpiled by rifles is tte firearm least likely to be used in murder. in fact,,clubs, knives ann
amendments on my half because i was not a member of this body. in the wake of hurricane sandy i think we have all repeatedly expressed our thoughts are with the victims and families, lost loved ones or having injury, property damage, having their lives turn upside-down. we also owe it to the victims and devastated communities to help them rebuild stronger and safer. hurricane sandy was uniquely devastating, but it will not be the last time that a hurricane hits the northeast or the gulf coast. whether or not one ascribes to the science, an extreme weather event, including hurricane sandy defend stating drought, should inspire us all to think about how we do this job better. providing relief to devastated families and communities is of course the first action. i support it. it should be national priority and i support hr152 as well as the rogers amendment. but we cannot afford to continue the status quo. we need to assure that the investment is done wisely and that it minimizes exposure in the future. first, we need to invest in mitigation. investing a dollar in mitigation can save five dollar
to clean up the mess that was left behind by hurricane sandy. in the past taxpayers in new jersey, new york and connecticut have gladly stepped up to foot the bill for the disasters of other states. whether it was florida, louisiana, mississippi, texas. we didn't ask questions. we just stopped and delivered aid to those in need. this is important, it is important that members who have been the benefactor of our goodwill in the past remember this generosity when voting today. . almost three months later and my constituents continue to suffer. i urge passage of the rule and underlying bill and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from yields back. the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i'm pleased to yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. andrews. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. andrews: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. andrews: i thank my friend for yielding. 78 days ago
step toward normalcy for the students of sandy hook elementary. today is their first day beckham class since the december 14 shooting and the milestone has taken a lot of preparation. >> school buses took students back to sandy hook elementary this morning. it is a different building with a new look. volunteers and staff of transforming old middle school into a new sandy hook, replicating classrooms from the old building. >> at one point, there were 80 people in the building cleaning up the building and doing the kinds of things like painting to make it look cheerful and happy. >>aaron milgrim followed her children's bus to school even though this building is considered the safest school in the country. >> i haven't gotten to the part yet about not being with them. i just need to stay with them for a while. >> she was in one of the classrooms on december 14 and was held a hero for hiding her students in a bathroom as the gunmen entered the school. they give thanks to this teacher for saving their jaws like that they are dealing with explaining to their first reader why so many of her f
, what the new law will mean for you and why the victims of superstorm sandy feel left in the lurch. >>> out of the hospital. late word tonight that hillary clinton has been released from the hospital. >>> constant craving. is one of the most popular ingredients in the american diet making us overeat. tonight, what ntists are able to see for the first time. >>> and making a difference. rebuilding a great american city with a simple bowl of soup and a lot of good ideas. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian. after weeks of negotiations and last-minute hold-ups over the fiscal cliff, congress late last night finally passed an agreement on taxes and spending. in a moment, we'll tell you what that legislation means for every american. but it's what the house did not do last night that caused an uproar today. lawmakers left before considering a bill to help victims of superstorm sandy, and that had republicans from hard-hit states taking aim at leader
deal only raises $600 billion over ten years, $60 billion a year, and if you look at the sandy package that's coming up, that's $60 billion. that money is already spent and we're still borrowing $ trillion. the governor hits the right tone, people have been afraid to look for the common ground. i happen to be a simpson bowles supporter. we need the big deal to fix the country. >> many people don't appreciate the fact, don't understand the fact when we talk about the debt ceiling, we're talking about bills accrued. this gets complicated in the messaging is my point. >> sure. but i think it will be clear to the american public by the time the debt ceiling -- it will be clear. wall street will make it clear, banking community will make it clear. what the ramifications are to americans by not lifting the debt ceiling. are you right, mike. all this is about as the president said is paying for the bills that congress has already voted to fund. and it's not lifting the debt ceiling to pay for future spending, it's to pay for the bills we've already accrued. but regardless of that. regardless
of superstorm sandy. after politically charged delay and a wave of criticism, the house votes today on nearly $10 billion worth of storm relief. >>> and as a new session of congress is sworn in, so is a record number of women lawmakers. >>> full house. nearly every student from sandy hook elementary school is in attendance as classes resume for the first time since last month's tragic shooting. >>> and on thin ice. two teenagers find themselves stranded and in need of rescue on a frozen lake. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 24th, 2013. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the 113th congress has been sworn in, and today the house takes up its first piece of business, the bill of providing aid to victims of superstorm sandy. john boehner was re-elected as speaker of the house, but he sparked a flood of criticism from within his own party. tara mergener is in washington this morning. tara, good morning to you. >>> terrell, the speaker changed course after an angry backlash for the delay. it's the first of two votes t
packages for victims of superstorm sandy. >> the house of representatives fail thad most basic test of public service and they did so with callus indifference with the suffering of the people of my state. >>> it's back to school for the students of sandy hook elementary. the students returned to class for the first time since last month's tragic shooting. >>> and anger in aurora. families of the colorado shooting victims lash out at what they call a disgusting offer from the theater owner. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 3rd, 2013. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. overnight president obama signed into law a just-passed bill that raises taxes on the wealthiest americans, avoiding the fiscal cliff that economists said would throw this country back into recession. the president signed the bill in hawaii. he's on vacation there. it with us the last piece of legislation considered by the 112th congress. the new congress is sworn in today, facing some of the same tax, debt, and spendingish issues that someti
blasted the house after speaker john boehner chose not to vote on a sandy relief bill because he was upset on how the talks were going. >> every day that we don't begin to get this aid are days that we can't help people get back in their homes, get businesses reopened, get our economy moving in this state again. those are the real consequences of it. inability for people to plan about what their future is going to be. it's absolutely disgraceful. >> the house will debate a second sandy relief bill. it zest mated to be worth -- it is estimated to be worth $51 billion later this month. >>> meanwhile the senate passed a $60 billion relief package for sandy victims last week. >>> well, students from newtown, connecticut are returning to class toda it has been three weeks since a gunman massacred 26 classmates and teachers at their elementary school. the students are being welcomed into a newly renovated school in the neighboring town of monroe. randall pinkston has the latest information. >> reporter: welcome. we love you. newtown, our hearts are with you. hand made signs bearing heartfelt mes
. >> reporter: there's outrage that gop leadership didn'tsh follow through on a scheduled vote for sandy relief.re some lawmakers think the bill il too expensive, and packed withw unrelated spending.g. members from affected states are incensed. >> they haven't even told usus why. they snook off into the dark of night. >> it is inexcusable. >> reporter: the speaker says he ise committed to addressing sany relief this month, but that means the new congress that convenes tomorrow will have to start from scratch, busbu legislation does not -- because legislation does not carry over. >>> as the fiscal cliff has been averted, the wait to the last minute has many skeptics, anda renewed discussion aboutdisc civility in congress.ng joining us is the managingma editor of the hill newspaper. you got john boehner here trying to corral the cass on the house floor, he seems to be the moderate, and if there's any take away from the election mitt thromney lost, it's because theh republicans are so far rightfar that they need to come more to the middle, but the republican party is dissing john boehnerhn who is
republicans blast their own party from speaker boehner on down for failing to pass a sandy relief package. elaine quijano is covering. over the cliff and back. nancy cordes and wyatt andrews on the new year's night budget deal and how a tax break for racetracks got in it. obesity is a health risk. but researchers now say being a little overweight could reduce your risk of dying. dr. jon lapook with a surprising new report. and she was one of the most popular sickers ever. remembering patti page. ♪ i was dancing with my darling to the tennessee waltz ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley>> mason: good evening, scott's off tonight. the sigh of relief that came when the house passed the fiscal cliff deal was soon drowned out by a roar of anger. governors chris christie of new jersey and andrew cuomo of new york along with senators and house members from those states blasted house speaker john boehner today for putting off a vote on aid for victims of superstorm sandy. we have three reports on all this tonight. first, elaine quijano on t
,000 miles from the latest firestorm on capitol hill. outrage over the failure to vote on sandy relief. a rocky start, as the 113th congress is sworn in today. >>> also today, together again. students and teachers of sandy hook elementary resume the school year just hours from now. >>> flu fears. could this be the worst season in years? why an early start is an ominous sign. >>> and caught in the act. home surveillance cameras coming in handy. a couple who snapped these thieves in their living room. even a politician, out for revenge. >>> and good morning, everybody. belated happy new year, from me to all you guys out there. and we begin with the presidential seal of approval that should keep the country from plunging back into recession. >> late last night, president obama signed the bill to avert the fiscal cliff. he did it from his vacation home in hawaii, via autopen. it's a mechanical device that copies his signature in washington. >>> and that opposition had house speaker facing opposition from fellow republicans. >> he put his job on the line to get it done, only to be met by a
& sandy victiis. as martha shade reports some in his oon party felt ignooed by house speakkr john boehner when congress did & not take up the meaauue during this week's focus on the ffscal cliff. 3 p3 that you will well and paithfully discharge the you are about to enter so help you god? "i do. with that 113th congress are expected to immediately get down to business.. one f the first dollars in immediate help for - ffood insurance tt victims of superrsorm sandy lawmakers representtng storm raaaged areas were enraged this week when a vote on aid was scrapped. the danner was his pwas not just a delay of one &pday what i was concerned at by being put push over o the new congrrss, this could delay it for mooths house sseaker john & boehner and otter leaders also -3 from the likes of new jersey gooernor chris christie . american deeerves better, but &pjuut another example of a 3 who theyyare there to serve and why 66 dayy and countingg shame on youu.shame on congress more than two mooths since scenes of major damage emerged along the jersey shore...
the pain and suffering and loss of the citizens, our fellow americans, who were the victims of sandy but shouldn't have been the victims of our delay. a support this legislation and i urge the speaker and all of us on both sides of the aisle to ensure that on the 15th of this month we act for the balance of the initial dollars that will be available to assist those who have had this loss. i will be very supportive on the 15th and i know that people of connecticut, of new jersey, of new york, and of pennsylvania and of america will hold the speaker and all of us to the promise that no later than the 15th of this month, some 11 days from today, that we will make a full contribution to those people. i yield back the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from new jersey. >> i yield to the gentleman from new jersey who also recognizes that there have been absolutely no victims of delay when it comes to the flood insurance program because their payments have been made continuously because that program has been funded and we continue to fund it. >> the gentleman from new jersey. >> i thank m
was broken by the horrific senseless violence that took place at sandy hook elementary school. 20, 20 beautiful first graders gunned down in a place that is supposed to be their second sanctuary. six, six members of the staff killed, trying to save those children. we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to everything in our power to stop the prospect of something like that happening again. >> the vice president described the meeting last month with 22 groups, gun officials, gun groups, sportsmen, hunters, he also mentioned meetings with members of congress and offered personal thanks to parents who suffered the worst imaginable loss at sandy hook elementary school. >> i want to personally thank mcdonnell, who lost a beautiful daughter, grace, and the other parents who i had a chance to speak to, for their suggestions and for again, just for their o -- the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire -- i admire the grace and the resolve that you all are showing. and i must say i have been deeply acted by your faith, as well. and the president and i are going to
right now, a shudder comes with it because of what happened at sandy hook. what do we actually know about what happened here? >> we're learning, actually, a little more. police officers just briefed us in the last hour or so. what they're telling us is that the 16-year-old shooter actually planned this, began the planning of it last night. he took the shotgun from his home, the home he's living it. it belongs to his brother, his 19-year-old brother, and the atf now tracking the registration. he then got the rounds. he went to bed, knew he was going to go in late. he went into his classroom, directly to those two boys who he says he tells police, were bullying him, and he aimed at both of them, striking one of them. i want to show you now a picture of the teacher in that classroom because what stopped it? it was this man. this teacher, what he did in addition to the counselor at the school, they convinced the boy to put down the gun, and that, piers, is what ended all of this. >> do we thinke had a very specific set of targets or was he stopped from being more indiscriminate? >> very
outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
who were so severely impacted by superstorm sandy. one of our colleagues just a moment ago spoke about this nation being at a crossroads, and indeed, we crossed paths many, many times and there are many different crossroads. the people of pennsylvania, new jersey, new york, connecticut and other parts of this great nation here on the east coast, came to a crossroads. that crossroad was 97 days ago when superstorm sandy came ashore and whacked and destroyed and indeed, killed americans. we stood tall and said we are one nation, we are one nation and when one of us is harmed, we'll stand with that person. when one's state is harmed, we'll stand with that state, and we will come together, just as my colleagues said a moment ago, we will come together, to provide what is needed to rebuild, to sustain, to provide for those who have been harmed, can carry on. there's a lesson here for all of us. and tonight, my democratic colleagues and i, will talk about the lesson that superstorm sandy brought to this nation. certainly one of those lessons has been fulfilled today. as a great nation, we wi
chow in his cell. >>> superstorm sandy is something that nobody wants to relive. and if an elaborate $20 billion plan is put into effect. no one may ever have to. ...and down. just use your maxperks card and get a case of x-9 paper for only 1-cent after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. >>> president barack obama signed into law on sunday, a $9.7 superstorm sandy aid package. the clean-up from superstorm sandy labors on across the northeast. part of that include as plan to prevent the next flooding disaster. one idea? a $20 billion system of barriers, here's cnn's david mattingly. when superstorm sandy hit breezy point, new york, ocean waves crashed on to city streets and brought houses off their foundations. the only option residents had was to head to higher ground. >> they were sitting ducks. there was nothing they could do except run. >> how high was the water right here? >> the water would be probably six feet above our heads. >> six feet? >> above our heads. 12 feet, say. >> malcolm bowlman is the an expert on the dangers of a storm surge hit
control. more than two months after superstorm sandy, billions of dollars of help for the victims who lost so much. some say it's too little, too late. >>> remarkable recovery. malala leaving the hospital after nearly being killed by the taliban. tonight she's walking and inspiring people around the world. >>> and what's wrong with this picture? what happened after the women of the hill posed for a photo and why it's getting so much attention tonight. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm lester holt in tonight for brian, who will be back monday. a lot of americans are spending this first week of the new year flat on their backs, taken down by the flu in numbers we typically wouldn't see until much later in the winter. and according to the centers for disease control, those numbers are rapidly climbing with a peak nowhere in sight. the government reports as of a week ago, flu cases were widespread in 41 states. that's 10 more states and a week earlier. what's more, this flu strain ap
that have served around-the-clock bringing comfort and stability to newtown. and today, sandy hook's teachers are doing what they do best-- putting the interest of their students first as they return to classrooms, providing stability and continuity that has never been so important and so needed. and then, of course, there are the families. twenty-six families that despite an unimaginable loss have gotten up each and every day since, have been there for one another, and have supported their community as much as that community has supported them. they have persevered. and in that perseverance, we all find strength. we have lifted one another up and continued on, carrying the spirit of our fallen heroes, our wounded families, and our beautiful lost children. as a state and as a community, we will continue to do everything we can for the families of newtown. but we also must ask ourselves-- what is our responsibility? to those we've lost, to one another, to our children, and to future generations? during this legislative session, we're going to begin to answer those questions together
from rebuilding aflt superstorm sandy -- after superstorm sandy. but those increases have not helped ter resa. she has been working at the same bank for 10 years before being laid off. >> it affects everything. >> reporter: wall street would like better news. the numbers were in line with expectations but nothing to celebrate. >> we had lot of temporary hiring at the end of the year. it's nothing beyond that. a real true test of the numbers is the next reporting period. >> reporter: she has been job hunting for a year and half and took an overnight shift at a retail store to make ends meet. all told they added rough lit same as the year before. over 12 million americans are still looking for work. alexis christoforous, cbs news wall street. >>> the labor department actually revised november's rate upward. >>> we're going to take a live look at the funeral service in woodbridge for prince william county young. he was killed after his motorcycle -- authorities are looking into exactly how that officer was killed. >>> police are looking for the man who stabbed a cab driver during an att
or 227,000 flood victims. i support the bill as a recovery from superstorm sandy. i believe the actions are still slow. 68 days have gone by. i know we have got commitments, but we are moving forwards and i am hopeful we will get the full entitlements the individuals from new york, new jersey, and connecticut finally need. some of the programs that need funding include engineers who work to protect new jersey's and york's shorelines. i want to thank every member of the new york, connecticut, and new jersey delegations for working collectively together to make sure our people -- because this as an issue that affects the american people -- they receive the kind of aid they need. i want to say to my friends mr. -- i have seenne they have set and work together with our governor, who i also want to give a thank you to, mario cuomo and chris christie -- working cooperatively, not as a democrat or republican, but as an elected official, to come together for people that need aid from a terrible storm. i am hopeful we will need store work -- move forward. finally the people of this region receiv
by march or it will be too late to apply lessons to sandy recovery. it's been nearly eight years since hurricane katrina and there are still projects unresolved. want to make the same mistakes happen with hurricane sandy. these reforms will help address those problems, stream line the process and allow communities to rebuild faster, smarter and save money. >> i want to the thank mr. shuster, mr. had rahall and mr. denim for their important work to bring this matter to the floor so soon after the weekend, after the recess. and i associate myself with the remarks of mr. denim. i therefore rise in support of h.r.219, the sandy recovery improvement act of 2013. this bipartisan measure consists of reforms to expedite the recovery process for those communities that received disaster declarations for hurricane sandy as well as the future presidential declared disasters. i believe this may be the first time these reforms with any significant event have been tested. because many of the provisions included in the bill are matters that we have long worked for and that were incorporated into simil
, their lives in limbo. frustrated victims of superstorm sandy lash out at congress and the latest delay to their long-awaited help. >> all of yous stink. yous have no compassion, and you got, you don't have blood in your veins. you got ice cubes. >> just ahead we'll talk to a couple who lost their home and their plans for retirement. >>> plus this -- >> there are going to be consequences. how long can we continue down this path? >> tea party activists are disgusted and angry over the fiscal cliff deal. now some tea party-backed politicians may have to answer for their vote. we'll talk to amy cremer, chairwoman of the tea party express. >>> he may be the best middle linebacker ever, ray lewis says he'll retire after this season. we talk with a columnist who has covered the ravens legend for 17 years. >>> and -- ♪ >> i love that song, former "american idol" fantasia online rant attacks same-sex marriage to marijuana. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning i'm victor blackwell, sitting in for carol costello. we begin with a new measure of the economy, two big reports just released
.m. the house speaker john boehner has pledged to bring out the remainder of the sandy relief package. >> next return to the opening day ceremonies in the u.s. senate. first with the return of senator mark kirk after he suffered a stroke in early 2011, followed by vice president joe biden holding a ceremonial swearing-in with returning and the newly elected senators. illinois senator mark kirk returning to the senate for the first time since suffering a stroke in early 2011. it left one side of this body mostly paralyzed. he was greeted by vice-president joe biden, illinois senator dick durbin, and senator joe manchin. members of the house stood nearby. >[laughter] >> thank you. [indistinct conversations] >> hi guys, how are you? and >> you have got all day, pal. [applause] >> are you kidding me? i am as happy as could be to be here, man. [indiscernible] [laughter] >> c'mon. [indiscernible] [applause] [applause] [indiscernible] [cheers and applause] >> good. >> [laughter] [inaudible] [indistinct conversations] >> let's go to work, you guys. [cheers] >> yay, mark. [applause] >> let's go. [laugh
to vote on a relief bill for victims of super storm sandy. a republican representative who will vote against the relief tells us why in just a moment. >>> plus, france tripling the number of troops the country is sending to mali. what does this mean for america's role in that fight? >>> and an "outfront" investigation into a booming business, birth tourism. foreign women giving birth in the united states so their kids will be citizens, but this time, we're not talking about people south of the border. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the battle over super storm sandy. so the house of representatives is going to vote tonight, really just imminently, on a controversial relief package for the victims of the devastating october 29th storm. a $17 billion aid package was approved earlier today and at this moment, another $34 billion is at stake. i know this might sound like an easy vote because disaster relief always gets approved but right now, when it comes to spending this country's money, every single dollar is getting subjected to scrutiny a
the courageous father who lost his only son in sandy hook. >> my little boy is never going to come back to me. >> and john walsh of america's most wanted said nra has held congress hostage for years. plus congressman and nra point person who says this. >> there's nothing more critical to our nation's wellbeing than our children's safety. >> why he thinks the the way to stop shootings is to put armed guns outside every school in america. >> and why is rob lowe taking an assault against assault weapons? >> i like guns and i don't know what to do with an assault weapon. i don't know why i would want one. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. you're looking live at the white house where in a matter of hours, vice president joe biden is expected to hand president obama his recommendations to stop gun violence in america. the parents who lost children one month ago in newtown are speaking out. >> we want to bring about changes that will stop a tragedy such as this from happening to any community ever again. because this can happen in any community. your community. it has already happe
and sandy hook. overall in terms of the main composition of the photos, you can see from the way the whole photo is set up, the person who is talking, who everybody in the picture is paying attention to is the guy sort of out of focus on the left-hand side of the photo that is john dingell, congressman john dingell of dearborn, michigan. congressman dingle is 86 years old. he is in his 30th term in congress. a few months into this term for him in june of this year, he will become the longest serving member of congress in american history. nobody since the dawn of the republic will have served as much time in congress as john dingell as of this june. john dingell is a democrat. he has been his entire career as far as i know. he is also a staunch proponent of gun rights. he is a former board member of the national rifle association. now what is going on in this photo from the vice president's office today is that john dingell is speaking to this whole group of cabinet officials and the vice president himself and his fellow house democrats, and he is speaking to them as one of the 12 vice-cha
said the families that are still displaced from their home after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. he asked for a full clean sandy aid bill from congress. the house is scheduled to debate next week. governor christie's remarks are nest on c-span. -- are next on c-span. after that, buzz aldrin on the future of space. >> wednesday on "washington journal" adam green on his organization oh z work and why they are hoping the 113th will shift to the left. an upcoming budget battles between president obama and the 113th congress. after that, looking at the tenure of house speaker john boehner and what his legacy will be. plus your e-mails, phone calls, on c-span. [applause] >> chris christie delivered his state of address today and discussed hurricane sandy recovery efforts. the house is expected to vote on an additional $51 million in the package. this comes courtesy from the statehouse in trenton. this is 45 minutes. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you all very much. thank you. thank you all very much. lieutenant gov
jersey governor chris christie regarding aid for victims of superstorm sandy. mr.obama also signed the fiscal cliff deal into law last night using an auto pen, a device that copies his signature. >>> first family is scheduled to return to washington this weekend. and when they do, it is going to be a cold one. nothing like hawaii when they return. taking a live look outside right now, can't see it but you will feel it. the chilly temperatures to start your thursday. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. you know hawaii wouldn't be a bad place to be. >> not bad to take the annual family trip to hawaii. >> i think we should take the show on the road. >> temperatures falling back into the 20s. we are 30 30 now in town at reagan national. there is your satellite-radar. a lot of rain showers to the south this morning. south down into the carolinas, down towards georgia. you can see that we're on the far northern edge of it. we've got some cloud cover out there at the moment. but just like yesterday, we should see the clouds clear up here during the morning hours and h
aid for victims of super storm sandy during this newscast. we'll go live to capitol hill coming up inside fox report. police oprah winfrey on her marathon interview with disgraced cyclist lance armstrong. >> we were mesmerized and rivot the by some of thinks answers. >> they sat together for hours discussioned the deposition and she said there were some surprises. >> he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. plus how the justice department could soon be going after lance armstrong. in the wake of the new town massacre, the white house looking for ways to prevent mass murder. but one state won't wait. there is no time like the present to act. >> new york lawmakers what could be the toughest gun control restrictions in america. >> this is not about taking anyone's rights away. >> i voted know i only wish i could have done it twice. what the rules require and why chit particulars say they could create a new problem. but first from fox this tuesday night. lance armstrong is a liar and much more. the disgraced athlete has reportedly admitted that he used performance enhancing
adjourn the 112th congress without providing assistance to the victims of superstorm sandy. i am joined today, mr. speaker, by many of my colleagues from the jurisdictions that -- whose people received the most damaging blow. though my district did not sustain the extreme damage that those in new york, new jersey, and connecticut did, the president declared several maryland counties eligible for federal assistance from this storm. but it was minor, and my citizens are not in dire circumstances. but the citizens of some who we'll hear from today are in that condition. those counties joined hundreds in the 1,000-mile diameter of this storm, the largest geographicically in the history --geographically in the history of the atlantic hurricanes. now at best the speaker said that sandy's victims will need to wait until the next congress to receive assistance. wait. they say to millions who are in pain and in distress. we should not be waiting, mr. speaker. we should be voting this very morning, which i tell you, mr. speaker, i expected to happen from my discussions with the majority leader. a
>>> today the students of sandy hook elementary return to the classroom for the first time since a gunman killed 26 of their classmates and teachers. >>> bipartisan fury over speaker boner delaying a vote on financial relief for hurricane sandy victims. >>> hillary clinton out of the hospital. al gore profits from al jezeera. and these guys were just hoping to score some cash the old-fashioned way by stealing it. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, january 3rd, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. it's sure to be an emotionally charged back-to-school morning today for the students who survived that horrific shooting in sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. it will be their first time back to class since the massacre three weeks ago that claimed 26 lives. nbc's jay gray is live in monroe, connecticut, where the students will be attending a different school. jay, good morning. >> reporter: hey there, good morning to you, mara. the new school here is about seven miles from sandy hook elementary in monroe. it was an emp
of the challenges of the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy, economists are predicting 150,000 new jobs. that will remain at 7.7% unemployment. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: mara, good morning. holiday hiring and shopping could also have some play into all that. we'll know in about an hour and a half what those new job numbers look like. 150, 160,000 new jobs is what we're hearing. but the jobless rate 7.7% expected to stay about the same. there are a number of things we do know that could have some impact here, adp says private job growth was about 215,000 in the last month. weekly unemployment claims up about 10,000. we also now know retail sales were up more than expected about 4.5%. again probably that holiday boom. auto sales were up about 9% and that's something that was predicted after hurricane sandy, a lot of people lost their cars it was predicted that the auto industry might end up benefiting from that. bottom line as we await these numbers it will tell a story how the economy is doing when you look at the big picture, economists are fair
and renamed "sandy hook elementary." we don't know whether this boy was signaling "peace" or "victory," but both seemed about sandy jim axelrod is in newtown for us tonight. bothporter: one police lieutenant here called the new school the safest school in poliica. in america, given all the precautions, kids being met by police officers as they got off the bus and headed into school; i.d. checks on any adult who got anywhere near the place. we sat down with the superintendent of schools, janet robinson, shortly after dismissal. >> thing >> the thing that had been missing at the new sandy hook location were the voices and the laughter of children. >> and that was there today. hookeporter: did you have any parents not able to just let the hand go? >> that's very hard. i... there were parents who wanted to put their child on the bus and just couldn't quite do it. so understandable. >> reporter: over the holidays, volunteers helped to make the new school feel like the old s hool. the students' own desks and chairs were moved. the hope was familiarity would bring comfort. i'm told one paren
is whether that will change after the massacre at sandy hook elementary. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there is breaking news in the air tonight. and it's bad news for boeing. after a slew of problems, the faa has ordered all the new 787 dreamliners grounded for the time being. tom costello covers aviation for us. he's in our washington newsroom tonight with this still-developing story. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. this action essentially ground all 787s around the world, because other governments generally follow the faa's lead. the faa's emergency air-worthiness directive says before any other 787 can fly, the operator on the boeing must prove the batteries are safe. >>> on the runway in western japan, an evacuation after the captain of a 787 got a warning light and thought he smelled something burning. the incident comes just a week after the fire in the belly of another 787 in boston. now investigators are taking a hard look at the 787's electrical system and lithium batteries. >> we've had two incidents involving batteries, involving charging circuit
that occurred at sandy hook elementary school, the cities, states and now president of looking for ways to stem violence what. what took place in connecticut was not the only reason i began working on this legislation. oftentimes it takes a national tragedy to create significant among them and political pressure around the issue of gun violence. but, what is getting missed in these debates is that the reality is that these tragedies associated with gun violence take place every single day in our neighborhoods all across the country. i know all too well what this tragedy looks like. i experienced it every time every time i get a phone call in the middle of the night for the police department alerting me of another violent crime are shooting. families as they grieve. i experience it every time i go to san francisco general hospital to console the victims of gun violence, last year a victim as young as five years old. we continue to address the causes and impact of this senseless gun violence. increasingly involves young adults under the age of 25; often related to disputes over turf and
of them natural, hurricane sandy and one of them somewhat man made the republican majority in the house of representatives. the second of those disasters has made it impossible to clean up the first one >> the $60 billion hurricane sandy aid package. the house adjourned last night without voting on it >> jon: i can understand that. it's been a long session. house republicans probably wanted to get home. you know who else wanted to get back to their homes? the people whose homes got swept away by hurricane sandy. yes, the house republicans... ( cheers and applause ) ... somehow neglected to vote for $60 billion in hurricane aid. a move so ridiculous, even their own members were going after them >> there's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the house majority and their speaker, john boehner >> i'm saying right now anyone from new york to new jersey who contributes one penny to congressional republicans is out of their minds because what they did was to stab in the back new yorkers and new jerseyians with absolute disgrace >> jon: wow, when peter
school for the students at sandy hook elementary. they will return to class nearly 3 weeks after 20 of the classmates and 6 faculty members were killed in one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. teachers and volunteers have been work to go make the new school as comfortable as possible. >> at one point there were 80 people in the building cleaning up the building doing the kinds of things painting to make it really look cheerful and happy. >> the student's backpacks which were left behind were take tone the new school to make them feel at home. grief counselors will be there and security will be tight. >> that will be a tough day. >> secretary of state hill clinton out of the hospital this morning. her husband former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea seen here walking her out of new york presbyterian hospital. she under went treatment for a potentially life threatening blood clot near her brain. doctors are confident she will make a full recovery. >> it is hailed by hollywood but slammed by law americas on both sides of the aisle. >> you really believe this story?
sandy or didn't do with hurricane sandy, they are really at a low point, but my guess is they will start moving back upward politically speaking, because they are just on stronger ground. that said, i think john boehner has had permanent damage done to him by the failure to pass plan b, the way he was ultimately kind of on the sidelines of the negotiations. winners, two, joe biden and mitch mcconnell, proving as they did with the debt ceiling and in 2010 with the bush tax cuts, they know how to get things done. >> luke, let's talk first about the breakdown of the vote. in the house vote last night, only 85 republicans voted for this deal. the speaker, as you pointed out last night, showed some guts in actually voting for it. >> speakers ordinarily don't necessarily vote. sometimes they vote on big bills, but especially with this big vote where he knew cantor and mccarthy were going to vote against it. he made a decision he should be on the yes side of this, for whatever reason, for conversations i've had, look, he wanted to be out in front to tell his republican colleagues this is the be
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